2010: After starting all of 2009 on the defensive line, Casey will look to continue his outstanding play at defensive tackle as a junior in 2010.
2009: Casey started all of 2009 on the defensive line as a sophomore. He started twice at nose tackle (Notre Dame, Oregon State) and the other 11 games at defensive tackle. Overall in 2009 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 59 tackles, including 9 for losses (with 4.5 sacks), plus a team-best 3 fumble recoveries, 2 forced fumbles and a deflection. He was named 2009 CollegeFootballNews.com Sophomore All-American second team, All-Pac-10 honorable mention, Phil Steele's All-Pac-10 first team and USC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year Award.
He had 2 tackles (including a sack in which he forced and recovered a fumble) against San Jose State, 5 tackles (1 for a loss) at Ohio State), 3 tackles (1 for a loss) at Washington, 4 tackles and a fumble recovery against Washington State and 2 tackles (0.5 sack) at California. He had a team-best 10 tackles (1 for a loss) and forced a fumble at Notre Dame to earn Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors. He had 4 tackles against Oregon State, then a game-high 11 tackles at Oregon. He had 3 tackles (with a sack) at Arizona State, 2 tackles against Stanford, 4 tackles, including 1.5 for losses (with a sack), against UCLA and 4 tackles (0.5 for a loss) versus Arizona.
He had 5 tackles (including 1.5 for losses, with a sack), a deflection and a fumble recovery (which he returned 22 yards to set up a USC field goal) against Boston College.
2008: Casey saw significant playing time as a backup nose tackle as a first-year freshman in 2008 and was impressive. Overall in 2008 while appearing in 12 games (all but California), he made 12 tackles, including 2 for losses of 7 yards, and forced a fumble. He had 3 tackles versus Notre Dame (with the forced fumble, which USC recovered) and 2 against Arizona and Washington. He won USC's Service Team Defensive Player of the Year Award.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2007 honors included EA Sports All-American second team, Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division Co-Defensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star, Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team MVP and All-Moore League Defensive MVP as a senior defensive and offensive lineman at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly High. He had 134 tackles, 7 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries in 2007 as Poly won the CIF Pac-5 Division title.
As a junior in 2006, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team and All-Moore League Co-Lineman MVP while making 104 tackles, 10 sacks and 6 fumble recoveries. Current Trojan Travon Patterson also prepped at Poly.
PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH JURRELL CASEY